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Climate Change

Climate change is a change in the statistical distribution of weather over periods of time that range from decades to millions of years. It can be a change in the average weather or a change in the distribution of weather events around an average (for example, greater or fewer extreme weather events). Climate change may be limited to a specific region, or may occur across the whole Earth.

 

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People watch the cruise liner Costa Concordia moving anticlockwise during the refloat operation maneuvers at Giglio Island July 23, 2014. Maneuvers began early on Wednesday to remove the rusty hulk of the Costa Concordia cruise liner from the Italian isla
Luxury Cruise: A 'Once In A Lifetime' Trip To Experience Environment Devastation in the Arctic

By IBTimes AU

Crystal Cruises, a luxury cruise operator, announced that it will offer an opportunity to take a trip to view the environmental devastation at the Arctic region and would set sail from Aug 16, 2016 to Sept 17, 2016. (1:29 pm)

MORE TOPICS: GLOBAL WARMING, NEW YORK

NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 mission (OCO-2) launch
New Zealand to Kick Start Space Programme in 2015

By IBTimes AU

New Zealand is bracing to get a big slice of the global satellite launch market with its unique space programme getting ready to blast off by 2015. The National Herald reported that private initiative Rocket Lab has Peter Beck at its helm as the founder and CEO. (12:16 pm)

The Thwaites Glacier in Antarctica is seen in this undated NASA image. Vast glaciers in West Antarctica seem to be locked in an irreversible thaw linked to global warming that may push up sea levels for centuries, scientists said on May 12, 2014. Six glac
New Zealand's Largest Glaciers Record Severe Ice Loss Due to Global Warming

By IBTimes AU

Global warming has led to the "dramatic" loss of ice on New Zealand's Southern Alps. According to a new study, the mountain range has lost 34 per cent of its permanent ice and snow since 1977. (11:48 am)

MORE TOPICS: GLOBAL WARMING

Julia Gillard Admits to a Controversial Deed

By IBTimes AU

Julia Gillard admits to a ‘controversial’ deed that made book The Fights of My Life in the news before launch (10:02 am)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, JULIA GILLARD

The Queen Mary 2 sets sail past the Sydney Opera House, February 19, 2014. Entering service in 2004, the flagship of the Cunard Line is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a three-week cruise that will circumnavigate Australia.   REUTERS/Jason Reed
Australia Ranks High in Human Development Index But Scores Low in Climate Change

By IBTimes AU

Australia has been ranked one of the best places in the world to live in with the recent United Nations Human Development Report reaffirming the country's position. The 2014 UN Report said Australia ranked second in the world for human development. (9:44 am)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, UNITED NATIONS, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, RENEWABLE ENERGY

U.S. President Barack Obama
US Green Billionaire to Spend $100 Million in Campaign to Stop Republicans from Entering Senate

By IBTimes AU

In the upcoming US mid -term elections, Hedge funds tycoon Tom Steyer will unleash a $100 million campaign spread in 7 states as an offensive against Republican party candidates, reports CNN. Backed by his environmental advocacy group the green billi... (Jul 24)

MORE TOPICS: ELECTIONS, FLORIDA, MICHIGAN, PENNSYLVANIA

Iron Ore Mining
BHP Billiton Goads Abbott Government to Also Repeal Mining Tax Law

By IBTimes AU

Following the success of the Abbott government to repeal the carbon tax law, BHP Billiton (ASX: BHP) is challenging the Coalition to also repeal another tax initiated by the past Labor government under former Prime Minister Julia Gillard - the mining tax. (Jul 23)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, TELSTRA, JULIA GILLARD, TONY ABBOTT, RIO TINTO, TAX LAW

National Park Service Ranger Jeff Denny shows the massive 115 cubic feet cut off an old-growth redwood tree by poachers, near Orick, California
iPhone 6 releasing Soon, Use Old Smartphones to Save Rainforest

By IBTimes AU

Rainforest Connection - a California-based platform created a way to protect the rainforest and stop illegal logging by the use of smartphones. Old smartphones are being wrapped into a waterproof casing powered by solar energy and are being mounted o... (Jul 21)

MORE TOPICS: IPHONE, CALIFORNIA, INDIA, SMARTPHONE, ANDROID

A worker pumps gasoline blended with 10 percent ethanol at the UPI Energy gas station in Chatham, Ontario in this April 11, 2008 file photo. To match OIL-ETHANOL/LOBBY REUTERS/Mark Blinch/Files (CANADA - Tags: ENERGY BUSINESS POLITICS COMMODITIES)
Australia Falling Behind in Carbon Emissions Reduction; Al Gore, EU 'Disappointed'

By IBTimes AU

After Australia's carbon tax repeal has passed the Senate, former U.S. Vice President and climate change activist Al Gore expressed his disappointment and said the country is now falling behind other developed nations in reducing carbon emissions. (Jul 18)

MORE TOPICS: AL GORE, AUSTRALIA, EUROPEAN UNION, RENEWABLE ENERGY, TONY ABBOTT

Dredging work on the River Parrett begins at Burrowbridge, after floods caused months of disruption in the coastal region of the Somerset Levels, in southwest England
Coral Reefs Face Threat Due to Underwater Excavation Activity

By IBTimes AU

A study found that underwater excavation activities near coral reefs can impact light and food needed for their survival, doubling chances of frequency of diseases in them. (Jul 18)